This is what I read so far:
Tamiya has announced a new TRF417 based on the 2012 IFMAR 1/10 Electric world championship winning car driven by Jilles Groskamp.
Tamiya 42240 TRF417wx Specs
•One piece servo mount - Mounted on the inside only the floating servo mount to allows the chassis to flex more easily
•Aeration Dampers - Similar to the ones used on the TRF501x and other TRF buggies. These new shocks will allow more accurate set up for negative rebound.
•New lower Deck - New deck with minimal cut outs, provides controlled flex for more rigidity and better roll balance.
There are a lot of advancements in the RC chassis of today. In my opinion, it goes down to your preference. The TCX-X also came out with a similar design. Not to forget the TOP Photon too. Just when I finished upgrading my "old" model chassis and began to "master" driving it, here comes a new generation of chassis making me feel my stuff are obsolete.
Last edited by Silver Can; 09-15-2012 at 12:54 PM.